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[audio]News and Letters - Platypus Affiliated Society
Differing Perspectives on the Left Workshops Fourth Annual International Convention of the Platypus Affiliated Society Saturday 31 March 2012, School of the Art Institute of Chicago A workshop on News and Letters with Franklin Dmitryev.
Keywords: Raya Dunayevskaya; Marxist Humanists; Marx
Downloads: 46
[audio]Religion and the Left (Halifax) - Platypus Affiliated Society
12 March 2013 King's College, Hailfax, Nova Scotia, Canada Panelists: Gary Burrill (Member of the Legislative Assembly for Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley, Nova Scotia New democratic Party) Arthur McCalla (Religious Studies, Mount Saint Vincent University) Katie Toth (Layperson, United Church of Canada) Antoni Wysocki (STAND) Description: Religion necessarily appears to the left today as a question of for or against...
Keywords: Religion; Marx; Marxism; the Left; Libertarian Communism; Communism; New Democratic Party; social democracy; Tommy Douglas; Atheism; Socialism; Liberation Theology; Benjamin Constant; Ernst Bloch
Downloads: 107
[audio]Platypus discussion of Mike Macnair's critique (part 1 of 2) - Platypus Affiliated Society
June 4, 2011 discussion of Mike Macnair's critique of Platypus for the Communist Party of Great Britain in The Weekly Worker (part 1 of 2). "Platypus: Is it a sect? Is it an academic grouping? Is it a theoretical dead end?" The Communist Party of Great Britain's Mike Macnair's critique of Platypus in their paper The Weekly Worker is based on a conception of Marxism as practical politics that we don't share...
Keywords: Platypus; Socialism; Communism; Trotskyism; Left; Marxism
Downloads: 45
[audio]2011, 1999, 1968 -- and 2012? The history of the Left and #Occupy - Platypus Affiliated Society
Recorded at the Left Forum at Pace University in New York City on 18 March 2012. Sponsored by the Platypus Review Pam Nogales - Chair, Platypus Affiliated Society Brook Lehman - Institute for Social Ecology David Haack - Occupy Your Workplace
Keywords: Platypus; Platypus Affiliated Society; PAS; Politics; #Occupy; Occupy; 2001; 1999; 1968; Left Forum; Battle in Seatle; Occupy Wallstreet; antiglobalization; anti-globalization; protest politics; general assembly; SDS
Downloads: 27
[audio]Europe, Its Crisis, And The Global Left - Platypus Affiliated Society
A panel event held on April 5th, 2014 at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago at the Sixth Annual Platypus International Convention.Panelists: Bill Barclay James Heartfield (audacity.org)Mel Rothenberg (Chicago Political Economy Group) Moderator:Alex Gonopolskiy (Platypus London) Description: With the end of the Cold War and the disintegration of the Communist states the world has witnessed the unchallenged restoration of capitalism...
Keywords: Bill Barclay; James Heartfield; Alex Gonopolskiy; audacity.org; Chicago Political Economy Group; European Union; EU; crisis; economic crisis
Downloads: 10
[audio]In Reflection Upon Fifty Issues: A Presentation at the Platypus Review Issue No. 50 Launch Party - Platypus Affiliated Society
In October, the Platypus Review published it's fiftieth issue. In celebration of this landmark occasion, at the issue No. 50 release party held in New York City on November 15, 2012, an international video conference with the members of the current and past editorial staff of the Platypus Review was held, including speakers involved with the Platypus Review from New York City and Chicago, USA, London, UK, Thessaloniki, Greece, Maastricht, the Netherlands, Frankfurt, Germany, and Graz, Austria.
Keywords: platypus; platypus affiliated society; platypus review; Sunit Singh; Nathan Smith; Pam Nogales; Thodoris Velisarris; Laurie Rojas; Cengiz Kulac; Jerzy Sobotta; Haseeb Achmed; Bret Schneider
Downloads: 39
[audio]Platypus presents: Workers in a Time of War: Pakistan (12/6/09) - Platypus Affiliated Society
The Platypus Affiliated Society presents: Workers in a Time of War: Pakistan and the Crisis of the International Labor Movement Sunday, December 6, 2009, 2PM University of Chicago International House A discussion with: Rubina Jamil President, Working Women Organization; and Chair, All Pakistan Trade Union Federation Atiya Khan Platypus Affiliated Society; and PhD candidate in History at the University of Chicago Introduced and moderated by Spencer Leonard, Platypus Affiliated Society; Editor-in-...
Keywords: Platypus; Left; Marxism; Socialism; Communism; Trotskyism
Downloads: 56
[audio]Communist Manifesto: A Platypus Teach-In - Platypus Affiliated Society
Held on September 21, 2011 at New York University. In the mid-19th century, Marx and Engels famously observed in the Communist Manifesto that a 'specter' was haunting Europeâ the specter of Communism. 160 years later, it is 'Marxism' itself that haunts us. In the 21st century, it seems that the Left abandoned Marxism as a path to freedom. But Marx critically intervened in his own moment and emboldened leftists to challenge society; is the Left not tasked with this today? Has the Left resolved t...
Keywords: platypus; left; marxism; socialism; communism; marx; communist manifesto
Downloads: 132
[audio]2013 Platypus Annual Convention Workshops: Green Party - Platypus Affiliated Society
At the fifth annual international convention of the Platypus Affiliated Society, speakers from various perspectives were asked to bring their experience of the Left’s recent history to bear on today’s political possibilities and challenges as part of the “Differing Perspectives on the Left” workshop series.A workshop on the Green Party held on April 6th, 2013.
Keywords: Green Party; Platypus; Platypus Affiliated Society; The Green Party
Downloads: 35
[audio]Art and the Commodity Form - Chicago - Platypus Affiliated Society
ART AND THE COMMODITY FORMA moderated panel discussion hosted by the Platypus Affiliated Society.Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 @ 6 PMSchool of the Art InstituteNeiman Center, 1st Floor37 S Wabash AveIf it is true that the ‘commodity-structure’ (Lukacs) is the defining feature of modern capitalism down through the present, then it stands to reason that it has no less impacted the way art is produced, consumed, circulated, and exchanged...
Keywords: Art; commodity form; commodification; community art; art theory; art production; politics; aesthetics; non-for-profit
Downloads: 2
[audio]Democracy and the Left, New York, 2.25.14 - Platypus Affiliated Society
A panel event held at the School for Visual Arts on February 25th, 2014.Panelists:Alan Akrivos (Socialist Alternative)Dick Howard (Stony Brook)Alan Milchman (Internationalist Perspective)Joseph Schwartz (DSA)Panel Description:From the financial crisis and the bank bail-outs to the question of “sovereign debt”; from the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street; from the struggle for a unified European-wide policy to the elections in Greece and Egypt that seem to have threatened so much and promised ...
Keywords: Alan Akrivos; Alan Milchman; Democratic Socialists of America; Dick Howard; DSA; Internationalist Perspective; Joseph Schwartz; Socialist Alternative
Downloads: 84
[audio]2013 Platypus International Convention Workshops: Internationalist Perspective - Platypus Affiliated Society
At the fifth annual international convention of the Platypus Affiliated Society, speakers from various perspectives were asked to bring their experience of the Left’s recent history to bear on today’s political possibilities and challenges as part of the “Differing Perspectives on the Left” workshop series.A workshop on Internationalist Perspective, held on April 6th, 2013, at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Keywords: Alan Milchman; Internationalist Perspective; Platypus Affiliated Society
Downloads: 53
[audio]The Future of Internationalism: A Public Interview with Jane Guskin and David Wilson - Platypus Affiliated Society
An interview led by Platypus member Jeremy Cohan with authors Jane Guskin and David Wilson on April 19 at New York University on the topic of immigration and the Left. Mass marches on May Day 2006 in the US, banning of minarets in Switzerland, pogroms in Libya against blacks from Central Africa feared to be mercenaries: Immigration is a central issue faced by the contemporary Left. But as mobilization has waxed and waned, the question of what constitutes an emancipatory response to the problems ...
Keywords: left; leftism; marx; marxism; internationalism; immigration
Downloads: 30
[audio]Platypus 2011 convention CPGB workshop - Platypus Affiliated Society
Platypus Affiliated Society third annual international convention April 29-May 1, 2011 School of the Art Institute of Chicago Saturday, April 30, 2011 Presentation on the Communist Party of Great Britain by Mike Macnair.
Keywords: Platypus; Trotskyism; Socialism; Communism; Marxism; Left
Downloads: 37
[audio]Teachin Die Kanadische Linke Und Die Studierendeproteste In Quebec - Platypus Affiliated Society
Teachin: Nach den Studierendenprotesten in Quebec – Geschichte der Linken in Kanada und die Folge des Streiks.Bis zum Ausbruch der massiven Studierendenproteste von 2012 waren die politischen Reaktionen gegen die Austeritätspolitik kaum wahrnehmbar. Auch wenn das Symbol des roten Platzes eine Solidarität unter den Protestierenden suggerierte, war es oft unklar, welche konkreten Ziele die Bewegung verfolgte, die über den Protest gegen die Erhöhung von Studiengebühren hinausgingen...
Keywords: Andony Melathopoulos; Quebec; student strikes; Platypus; Platypus Affiliated Society
Downloads: 35
[audio]What is the #Occupy Movement?: Part II - Platypus Affiliated Society
Speakers: Hannah Appel (OWS Think Tank Working Group), Erik Van Deventer (NYU), Nathan Schneider (Waging Nonviolence), Brian Dominick (Z Media Institute) Held on December 9, 2011 at New York University. A series of roundtable discussions hosted by The Platypus Affiliated Society. This is the second part of the discussion series held in New York City. The recent #Occupy protests are driven by discontent with the present state of affairs: glaring economic inequality, dead- end Democratic Party pol...
Keywords: occupy wall street; #occupy; platypus; left; marxism; socialism; communism; anarchism; zuccotti park
Downloads: 63
[audio]Democracy and the Left - Platypus Affiliated Society
A moderated panel discussion hosted by the Platypus Affiliated Society at Dalhousie. Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS Panelists: Matthew Furlong (Foundation Year and Contemporary Studies Programme, King's University) David Howard (Historical and Critical Studies, NSCAD University) John Hutton (student activist, Dalhousie) Clare O'Connor (Toronto activist and author) From the financial crisis and the bank bail-outs to the question of "sovereign debt"; from the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street; ...
Keywords: Democracy; Occupy; Liberalism; Working Class; Social Democracy; Marxism
Downloads: 75
[audio]Platypus forum: What is the Platypus critique? (5/1/11) - Platypus Affiliated Society
Platypus Affiliated Society 2011 convention closing plenary What is the Platypus critique? Spencer Leonard Laurie Rojas Benjamin Shepard
Keywords: Platypus; Left; Marxism; Socialism; Communism; Trotskyism
Downloads: 93
[audio]What is the #Occupy movement? 16 March, 2012, London - Platypus Affiliated Society
7pm @ Housmans (Peace House, 5 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, London N1 9DX) Speakers: Barbara Dorn (IBT) Tammy Samede, Occupier Ed Nagle, Activist Steve Maclean, and Michael Richardson, editors of The Occupied Times The recent #Occupy protests are driven by discontent with the present state of affairs: glaring economic inequality, dead-end electoral politics, and, for some, the suspicion that capitalism could never produce an equitable society...
Keywords: Left; occupy; #ocuppy; london; platypus; capitalism; social struggles; discussion; politics; activisim; party politics; society; protest; discontent; labor; crisis; economy; platypus
Downloads: 77
[audio]"What is the Occupy Movement?" at Akasaka, Tokyo, Japan - Platypus Affiliated Society
On July 17, 2012, Platypus Affiliated Society member Brian Hioe gave a teach-in entitled "What is the Occupy Movement? in Akasaka, Tokyo, Japan.
Keywords: Platypus; Platypus Affiliated Society; Occupy; Occupy Wall Street; Occupy Tokyo; Zuccotti Park; Left; Leftism; Akasaka; Tokyo; Japan
Downloads: 38
[audio]Trotsky And Trotskyism/ Τρότσκι και Τροτσκισμός - Platypus Affiliated Society
A panel about Trotsky and trotskyism organized by the greek chapter of Platypus Affiliated Society (http://platypus1917.org/). The event was held on Tuesday 1st April 2014 in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Η εκδήλωση με θέμα Τρότσκι και τροτσκισμός πραγματοποιήθηκε την Τρίτη 1 Απριλίου στη Φιλοσοφική σχολή του Αριστοτελείου Πανεπιστημίου Θεσσαλονίκης...
Keywords: Trotsky; trotskyism; politics; marxism; Left; revolution
Downloads: 1
[audio]DSA Teach-In at Platypus Convention 2011 - Platypus Affiliated Society
Representatives of the Democratic Socialists of America introduce their project to an audience at the Third Annual Platypus International Convention in Chicago in 2011.
Keywords: Platypus; Left; DSA; Socialism; Social Democracy; Liberalism
Downloads: 29
[audio]Defining Democracy: The Labor Movement and #Occupy - Platypus Affiliated Society
Fourth Annual International Convention of the Platypus Affiliated Society Saturday 31 March 2012, School of the Art Institute of Chicago Panel: John Peterson (International Marxist Tendency) David Moberg (In These Times) James Manos (Occupy Chicago Labor Committee) In 2009 President Obamaâs auto bailouts became a major flashpoint between the left and the mainstream of the labor movement. The majority of the left, including UAW dissidents, felt the auto bailouts were a missed opportunity to reto...
Keywords: labor; unions; occupy; ows
Downloads: 34
[audio]Black Politics in the Age of Obama - Platypus Affiliated Society
A panel event held in Chicago at the University of Chicago on May 6, 2013.The reelection of Obama presented a problem for the American left. Lost was the hopeful rhetoric of transforming society for the better, and as it became clear that Obama’s administration had returned to “politics-as-usual,” the left began to cynically appraise the purported gains made in his first term. Not the least of these was the claim that we live in a “post-racial” society...
Keywords: Obama; Cedric Johnson; Mel Rothenberg; post-racial society; Platypus; Platypus Affiliated Society
Downloads: 143
[audio]Inclusive Democracy - Platypus Affiliated Society
Differing Perspectives on the Left Workshops Fourth Annual International Convention of the Platypus Affiliated Society Saturday 31 March 2012, School of the Art Institute of Chicago A workshop on Inclusive Democracy with John Sargis.
Keywords: Inclusive Democracy
Downloads: 44
[audio]The Communist Party of Great Britain - Platypus Affiliated Society
Differing Perspectives on the Left Workshops Fourth Annual International Convention of the Platypus Affiliated Society Saturday 31 March 2012, School of the Art Institute of Chicago A workshop on the Communist Party of Great Britain with Ben Lewis
Keywords: Communist Party of Great Britain; party; marxism; communism; left
Downloads: 79
[audio]What€™s next for the Quebec Left? - Platypus Affiliated Society
Whatâs next for the Quebec Left? | Qu'adviendra-t-il de la Gauche québecoise? A roundtable on the Quebec Left following the student strike / Une table ronde sur l'avenir de la Gauche québecoise à la lumière de la grève étudiante Hosted by the Platypus Affiliated Society / Présenté par la Platypus Affiliated Society Monday 6pm | June 18, 2012 / Lundi, 18 heures / le 18 juin 2012 QPIRG McGill 3647 University Street Participants: Matthew Brett (Canadian Dimension magazine editorial collect...
Keywords: La CLASSE (Coalition large de l’ASSÉ); student strike; maple spring; maoism; anarchism; La Fédération étudiante collégiale du Québec (FECQ); La Fédération étudiante collégiale du Québec (FECQ); canadian federation of students; Marxism; Mouvement Étudiant Révolutionnaire (MER-PCR); marxism
Downloads: 108
[audio]Democracy and the Left - Chicago (November 22, 2013) - Platypus Affiliated Society
The fourth installment of a panel series.  The first three panels were held in Halifax, Frankfurt, and Thessaloniki.A moderated panel discussion and audience Q&A with thinkers, activists and political figures focused on contemporary problems faced by the Left in its struggles to construct a politics that adequately address issues of democracy. Hosted by the Platypus Affiliated Society at the University of Chicago.Panelists: MICHAEL GOLDFIELD (Wayne State University).....
Keywords: Democracy; Marxism; anarchism; Occupy; Cuba; class; capitalism; working class politics; Engles
Downloads: 54
[audio]Spencer Leonard at Communist Party of Great Britain Communist University 2011 London - Platypus Affiliated Society
Spencer Leonard of the Platypus Affiliated Society presented on "Marx's critique of political economy: proletarian socialism continuing the bourgeois revolution?" at the Communist Party of Great Britain (Provisional Central Committee) Communist University 2011, Goldsmiths, University of London, August 19, 2011. For background reading please see the attached PDFs, also available at the following URLs: http://platypus1917.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/macnairmike_platypuscritique_may-august2011_0...
Keywords: Platypus; Trotskyism; Socialism; Communism; Marxism; Left
Downloads: 164
[audio]Third Parties and the Left: Problems and Prospects - Platypus Affiliated Society
Recorded at the Left Forum at Pace Univeristy in New York City on 18 March 2012. Ed Remus âChair, Platypus Affiliated Society Katie Robbins â Healthcare NOW Nikil Saval â n+1 Jason Wright â International Bolshevik Tendency (IBT) Lenny Brody â Justice Party National Steering Committee
Keywords: Platypus; PAS; Platypus Affiliated Society; Politics; Left Forum; Occupy; #Occupy; Presidential Elections
Downloads: 50
[audio]Richard Rubin, Trotsky and Trotskyism Lecture 3, 6-30-12 - Platypus Affiliated Society
Summer 2012: Trotsky and Trotskyism lectures by Richard Rubin Saturdays 2-5pm New School for Social Research Building, 6 E 16th St. (just west of Union Square) Room: 1001 Week 3. Jun. 30, 2012 1917-23 - Trotsky, Terrorism and Communism (1920) - Trotsky, The Lessons of October (1924) [PDF] + Trotsky, Literature and Revolution (1924) + Bret Schneider, "Trotsky's theory of art" (2011) (- recommended / + supplemental reading) video: http://livestre.am/3ZQXK
Keywords: trotsky; trotskyism; platypus; platypus affiliated society; revolution; left; marxism; proletariat; russia; 1917; 1923; 1928
Downloads: 128
[audio]The 3 Rs: Reform, Revolution and "Resistance" The Problematic forms of anticapitalism today - Platypus Affiliated Society
http://boston.platypus1917.org/2012/04/09/the-3-rs-reform-revolution-and-resistance/ Reform, revolution, resistance: what kind of weight do these categories hold for the Left today? How are they used, to where do they point, and what is their history? Join the Platypus Affiliated Society for a discussion concerning a question that has renewed immediacy in light of the #Occupy movement. Speakers: Jeff Booth (Socialist Alternative) Gayge (Common Struggle Libertarian Communist Federation) Joe Ramse...
Keywords: Platypus1917; Boston; 3Rs; Marxism; Anarchism; Reform; Revolution; Resistance; anticapitalism; capitalism; Socialist Alternative; Common Struggle; Kasama; MIT
Downloads: 63
[audio]CrimethInc. - Platypus Affiliated Society
Differing Perspectives on the Left Workshops Fourth Annual International Convention of the Platypus Affiliated Society Saturday 31 March 2012, School of the Art Institute of Chicago A workshop on CrimethInc with Daniel Dulce.
Keywords: anarchism
Downloads: 69
[audio]Democracy and the Left-Thessaloniki Greece - Platypus Affiliated Society
A moderated panel discussion hosted by the Platypus Affiliated Society Εκδήλωση – Συζήτηση Δημοκρατία και Αριστερά Ομιλητές: Γιώργος Οικονόμου – Διδάκτωρ φιλοσοφίας Βασίλης Σαμαράς – ΚΚΕ (μ-λ) Μιχάλης Μπαρτσίδης – Διδάκτωρ Φιλοσοφίας Σάββας Μιχαήλ – ΕΕΚ Εργατικό Κέντρο Θεσσαλονίκης Κυριακή, 9 Δεκέμβρ...
Keywords: Democracy; Left; Arab Spring; Tahrir square; direct democracy; class struggle
Downloads: 78
[audio]Does Marxism Even Matter: Capital in history - Platypus Affiliated Society
Does Marxism Even Matter? -- Introducing the Platypus Affiliated Society at SAIC In the mid-19th century, Marx and Engels observed, in the Communist Manifesto, that a âspecterâ was haunting Europe â the specter of Communism. A century and a half later, it is Marxism itself that continues to haunt the Left, while capitalism remains. What does it mean that Marx and Marxism still appeal, while political movements for socialism are weak or non- existent? What were Marxism's original points of dep...
Keywords: platypus; PAS; Marxism; socialism; communism; marx; left; leftism; SAIC
Downloads: 53
[audio]Radical Ideologies Today: Marxism and Anarchism - Chicago - Platypus Affiliated Society
Moderated panel discussion on Marxism and Anarchism, held at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) on March 19th, 2014, with:Lou Downey (Revolutionary Communist Party USA Franklin Dmitryev (News & Letters)... Wayne Price  Panel Description: It seems that there are still only two radical ideologies: Anarchism and Marxism. They emerged out of the same crucible — the Industrial Revolution, the unsuccessful revolutions of 1848 and 1871, a weak liberalism, the centralization of state power,...
Keywords: Anarchism; Marxism; RCP; News and Letters; Chinese Revolution; Mao; Working Class Politics; Marx; Lenin; Totalitarianism
Downloads: 7
[audio]New Left Regress: The Militant Turn in the Late 1960s - Platypus Affiliated Society
A panel discussion held on May 29, 2010 at the second Platypus International Convention at SAIC. Panelists: Greg Gabrellas, Pam C. Nogales C., Spencer Leonard The late 1960s and early 1970s witnessed the rise of a new militancy and sectarianism on the Left. Whether in the case of the Black Panthers, the Weather Underground, the Gay Liberation Front, or many other currents on the Left, developments from that time did much to shape the New Leftâs legacy as it comes down to the present...
Keywords: new left; 1960s; marx; marxism; left leftism
Downloads: 53
[audio]League of Revolutionaries For A New America - Platypus Affiliated Society
Differing Perspectives on the Left Workshops Fourth Annual International Convention of the Platypus Affiliated Society Saturday 31 March 2012, School of the Art Institute of Chicago A workshop on Inclusive Democracy with Nelson Peery.
Keywords: Maoism; Marxism-Leninism; Marxism
Downloads: 85
[audio]Platypus at Left Forum NYC 2010: Politics of the contemporary American student Left - Platypus Affiliated Society
Platypus panel at Left Forum 2010 in New York City, Pace University, March 20, 2010 Speakers: Pat Korte, New School Students for a Democratic Society and Radical Student Union, Organization for a Free Society Hannah Rappleye, CUNY School of Journalism, freelance journalist for Mott Haven Herald in the South Bronx, New School alumnus, former Senior Editor, New School Free Press Easton Smith, Sarah Lawrence College, UNITE-HERE organizer Ashley Weger, DePaul University, UNITE-HERE organizer, Platyp...
Keywords: Platypus; Left; Marxism; Socialism; Communism; Trotskyism
Downloads: 38
[audio]What is the #Occupy movement - Platypus Affiliated Society
A roundtable discussion with student activists either directly involved with Occupy NS or who are closely following the #Occupy movement. Description: The recent #Occupy protests are driven by discontent with the present state of affairs: glaring economic inequality, dead-end Democratic Party politics, and, for some, the suspicion that capitalism could never produce an equitable society. These concerns are coupled with aspirations for social transformation at an international level...
Keywords: occupy platypus1917 dalhousie halifax
Downloads: 61
[audio]The Green Movement and the Left: Prospects for Democracy in Iran - Platypus Affiliated Society
Platypus panel at the Left Forum 2010 in New York City, Pace University, March 20, 2010. Rather than asking what the Left thinks of Iran, this panel will pose the question, what does Iran reveal about the Left, its limitations and failures? This panel will address the crisis of the Islamic Republic and the historical task of the Left to clarify its role regarding the current Green Movement today. The 1979 Islamic Revolution continues to weigh on the political imagination of the Left...
Keywords: Iran; Green Movement; Laura Lee Schmidt; Siyaves Azeri; Hamid Dabashi; Christopher Cutrone; Worker-Communist Party of Iran
Downloads: 34
[audio]Freedom In The Anthropocene, Chicago, 11.19.13 - Platypus Affiliated Society
A moderated panel discussion hosted by the Platypus Affiliated Society on the interrelation of capital, history and ecology, held at Loyola University on November 19th, 2013.Panelists:- Franklin Dmitryev (News and Letters) Author of "Ecosocialism and Marx's Humanism"- Fred Magdoff (University of Vermont) Author of "What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know About Capitalism"- Steven Vogel (Denison University) Author of "Against Nature: The Concept of Nature in Critical Theory" - Alice Weinreb (L...
Keywords: Franklin Dmitryev; Fred Magdoff; Steven Vogel; Alice Weinreb; Anthropocene; Platypus; Platypus Affiliated Society
Downloads: 40
[audio]A Wind Blows From the East (Coast) - Platypus Affiliated Society
A public interview with Herb Gamberg and Tony Thomson on the 1970s New Communist Movement in Halifax. The 1970s are usually passed over as the decade in which the social and political upheavals of the 1960s New Left were overwhelmed by a conservative tide. What is forgotten is that the 1970s were also a time of tremendous growth on the Left, most notably in the New Communist Movement. In Quebec thousands of members joined groups intent on forming a new national Communist party...
Keywords: New Communist Movement; marxism; platypus; lenin; anarchism; the left; marx; halifax; nova scotia; occupy; working class
Downloads: 52
[audio]Platypus Teach-in: Does Marxism Even Matter? - Platypus Affiliated Society
Held on October 6th, 2011 at the New School. In the mid-19th century, Marx and Engels famously observed in the Communist Manifesto that a âspecterâ was haunting Europeâ the specter of Communism. 160 years later, it is âMarxismâ itself that haunts us. In the 21st century, it seems that the Left abandoned Marxism as a path to freedom. But Marx critically intervened in his own moment and emboldened leftists to challenge society; is the Left not tasked with this today? Has the Left resolved the...
Keywords: platypus; left; marxism; socialism; communism; marx; communist manifesto
Downloads: 202
[audio]Technology, Un/Employment, and the Left: From Future Shock to OWS - Platypus Affiliated Society
Science and technology are intertwined with the transformation of society. For at least two centuries, reformers and revolutionaries have grappled with the question of how technology-- first machinery, later cybernetics and robotics-- might lead to the end of compulsory work. The end of compulsory work figured prominently in the voluntary communal experiments of the Occupy encampments, yet the Leftâs historical attempts to grapple with this question are often forgotten by today's activists...
Keywords: marxism; occupy; platypus affiliated society; left; leftism; technology; #occupy; occupy wall street; science; employment; unemployment
Downloads: 86
[audio]International Marxist Tendency - Platypus Affiliated Society
Differing Perspectives on the Left Workshops Fourth Annual International Convention of the Platypus Affiliated Society Saturday 31 March 2012, School of the Art Institute of Chicago A workshop on the International Marxist Tendency with John Peterson.
Keywords: IMT; WIL; marxism
Downloads: 68
[audio]The Marxism of Rosa Luxemburg - Platypus Affiliated Society
A panel organized by the Platypus Affiliated Society, held on March 19, 2011, at Left Forum, Pace University. Panel Abstract: Over 90 years ago, Rosa Luxemburg was killed in the failed German Revolution of 1918-19. Yet the controversy surrounding the politics of her final years still smolders. Was she a critic of the Bolsheviks in the Russian Revolution, democratic advocate of spontaneity âfrom below?â Or, was she an orthodox Marxist, proponent of revolution through the determined political le...
Keywords: platypus; left; marxism; socialism; communism; marx; rosa luxemburg; german revolution
Downloads: 102
[audio]Platypus discussion of Mike Macnair's critique (part 2 of 2) - Platypus Affiliated Society
June 4, 2011 discussion of Mike Macnair's critique of Platypus for the Communist Party of Great Britain in The Weekly Worker (part 2 of 2). "Platypus: Is it a sect? Is it an academic grouping? Is it a theoretical dead end?" The Communist Party of Great Britain's Mike Macnair's critique of Platypus in their paper The Weekly Worker is based on a conception of Marxism as practical politics that we don't share...
Keywords: Platypus; Left; Marxism; Socialism; Communism; Trotskyism
Downloads: 44
[audio]Platypus forum: The Failure of Pakistan (2/2/08) complete audio recording - Platypus Affiliated Society
Platypus Affiliated Society public forum on The Failure of Pakistan (Chicago, 2/2/08). Audio recording by Carter Lashley (Platypus). The Failure of Pakistan Perspectives on the crisis, its past, present, and future A teach-in, panel discussion and moderated audience Q&A by Ayesha Siddiqa (author of Military Inc., Inside Pakistan's Military Economy) on "Pakistan's Military Economy" Manan Ahmed (University of Chicago) on "The Populism of the Bhuttos" Atiya Khan (Platypus, University of Chicago) on...
Keywords: Platypus Chicago Pakistan Marxism
Downloads: 111
[audio]CPGB Teach-In at Platypus Convention 2011 - Platypus Affiliated Society
Mike Macnair of the Communist Party of Great Britain introduces his party's politics and project to an audience at the Third Annual Platypus International Convention in Chicago in 2011.
Keywords: Platypus; Left; Marxism; Socialism; Communism; Trotskyism
Downloads: 57
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